12 weeks 6 days

I didn’t realize it’s been so long since I blogged! It coincided with me driving and going back to work. Funny, sitting in austin traffic for an hour
really exercises the dorsiflex!
Being busier (and going to a funeral) has kept my mind occupied but the AT is still in the back the mind.
I’m pretty conscious of [...]

9 weeks

I’m exactly 9 weeks today! Started the morning with PT.
I finally figured out the pics!

AT/foot/ankle massage/manipulation
PT involved the following:
1 (bad) leg treadmill gait training for 6 minutes.
4 sets of 1 (bad) leg balance on a foam board for a 1 minute
some 2 balancing
3 set 1 (bad) leg press for the first time
I have pretty much [...]

8 weeks + 4days

It seems I have made a lot of progress in the past 7 days. 6 days ago, I went into PT with the boot on and left with 2 shoes.
6 days ago I could not stand on the 1 bad foot for 3 seconds. I couldn’t really walk barefoot due to the pain under foot.
Today, [...]

7 weeks 5 days and two shoes!

Had my 4th PT session today and asked her to not worry about doing core exercises b/c I do them at home.
Here is the PT I did for the Hour.
She is gave the ankle and AT a good rubdown. Her assistant volunteer was watching and didn’t know I had surgery because she couldn’t really see [...]

7 weeks 2 days

Things are progressing well. I’ve had 2 more PT sessions and she had me stand barefeet(little scary at first) and balance on a wobble board across various angles. I definitely feel better the rest of the day after PT (1st thing in the morning). I still have the minor foot aches (not AT) at night [...]

6 weeks 2 days

I am 6 weeks 2 days post op. Saw the Ortho 3 days ago for the first time since surgery (saw Phy Assistant at 2 weeks).
He was very pleased with the surgery so far. Said the incision has healed nicely (I still cant figure out how to post pics… I was able to upload to [...]

Captain’s Blog stardate 5 weeks+1 day

for the past several days, I’ve been walking around the house mosty with a crutch on one side.
My wife doesn’t like it but I told her I’m not feeling anything in the heel. I do feel a little ache on the right side of ankle here and there but it’s more like a mild sprained [...]

4 weeks 5 days

I’ve had a significant decrease in swelling in the past 3 days. Coincidently, I have started using my handheld microcurrent machine at 35uA 1 hour each time, twice a day and also started taking 1000 mg of vitamin C for the past 5 days. However, it should be noted that I didn’t have that much [...]


So I have been reading on microcurrent (I have the machine) and it’s benefits! I should have used this starting a couple of weeks ago.
If you google microcurrent and rabbits, you can read a great article along with images on how the tendons healed. I’m sold!
For those with wound issues(I don’t have any), you may [...]

4 weeks 3 days

Yesterday, I looked at the protocol printout and it said i should be at 10 degrees at 4 weeks. I was at 20 so I moved it to 15 and kept it locked. I walked around the house quite a bit and still felt no pain in the AT. I felt a little bit in [...]